The title is actually written wa-na-kai in the tablets, which is the Linear B spelling for the Greek wãnaj. In later Greek, ênaj generally meant “lord” and was used to denote divinities, heroes, and kings. For a comprehensive presentation of the Linear B tablets, see Michael Ventris and John Chadwick, Documents in Mycenaean Greek, 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973).